ABOUT THE SOCIETY:
Camerabuff is the official film club of IIEST, Shibpur. In this club we provide the knowledge and ideas of different aspects of cinema as well as we also provide knowledge about the technicalities of a cinema to the students of this college. Most of all we enjoy every bit of what we do what we watch which creates a good bond and togetherness which is very much needed in today’s society.
NAME OF PROFESSOR-IN-CHARGE (PIC): Partha Bhattacharyya, Associate Professor, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, IIEST, Shibpur
SECRETARY : Rounak De
ESTIMATED NUMBER OF STUDENTS ACTIVE IN SOCIETY/CLUB ACTIVITIES: 15
ESTIMATED NUMBER OF STUDENT PARTICIPATION THROUGHOUT THE YEAR (IN DAILY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS): 100
Film Festival is our flagship event till now. We have done numerous film festivals in last three academic years though in this academic year we were not been able to conduct one due to some complications. As a relatively new club we are still trying to make our flagship event bigger and better in near future.
1. Taste of Kiarostami – 4 th Aug, 2016 – 6 th Aug, 2016 – A film festival on Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami.
2. Innocence Terror Cinema – 28 th Sep, 2016 – 30 th Sep, 2016 –A film festival celebrating the innocence, a reminiscence of the past, which we are obliged to utilize not to concede the purity in humans but as a weapon to protest against the diabolic practices taking place across the globe amidst the current catastrophic scenario where numerous lives are rampantly massacred by the political cupidity steered with the decline in humanity.
3. Asylaugh – 11 th Jan, 2017 – 13 th Jan, 2017 – A comedy film festival
4. RAYtrospective – 23 rd Oct, 2017 – 27 th Oct, 2017 – A film festival on Indian film director Satyajit Ray.
5. Dial H for Hitchcock – 15 th Jan, 2018 – 19 th Jan, 2018 — A film festival on the English film director Alfred Hitchcock.
6. OSKAR-NAMA – 26 th Feb, 2018 – 28 th Feb, 2018 – A film festival themed on 90 th Academy Award nominations.
7. Bergmanorama – 15 th Jan, 2019 – 16 th Jan, 2019 –-A film festival on Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman.
PLANNED ACTIVITIES OF THE SOCIETY FOR FUTURE:
1. Film Festival (Always Being Born) – This film festival of Mrinal Sen’s movies was planned to be held just after demise of this great director. But due to many complications, we were unable to present it. So it is planned to reorganize this film festival after reopening of the college.
2. Workshop – Workshop on either Film Editing or Script Writing can be organized to improve the knowledge of the process of cinema-making among the interested students.